Friday, February 09, 2007

Man Makes His Plans

“Man makes his plans but the Lord determines his steps.” Proverbs 16:9

We thought the plan to go to New York was a good one. It seemed like the Lord had opened all the doors and we just had to walk through them. We were packed and ready to go. During the night, Katy had some great trouble with her digestive system. Paul and I became concerned that she would not be able to tolerate a nine hour trip. This morning she is no better after all of our attempts to make her comfortable. She made the decision this morning that she could not manage the trip. So rather than leaving for New York we are waiting for a return call from Katy’s doctor at UVA advising us as to what we can do since the Rocephin treatments are no longer giving Katy relief. While we are all dealing with disappointment on some level, we have peace that comes from trusting the Lord is guiding us. We won’t be going to New York, but we’ve already been before the throne of God asking, “Where do we go from here?”

  1. Jess Lankford Says:

    Hey guys -
    I’m so sorry that you had to change plans…I know how hard it can be to readust your thinking when you’ve been planning and thinking about something for a while…It does sound like you’ve made a wise decision though. Funny thing - I woke up this morning at 5:00 - thinking, “I wonder if they packed some breathing masks for Katy - her immune system is probably still weak”…Maybe this is just one more way the Lord is looking out for you and protecting you from a possible infection…We’ll never know on this side of eternity - but I do know that He is working everything out for you good!

    We love you all so much and we hope the doctor will have some good advice this morning!

  2. Doris Harriff Says:

    I guess everyone (including myself) thought that this trip to New York would be a great thing for Katy. But God knows far more than we do. Dawn, I just can’t help being amazed at your quiet faith in the Lord, no matter what happens. You and Katy are always in my prayers.

    Aunt Doris

  3. Sandy Says:

    I am sorry that the trip wasn’t possible this time. You are all in my prayers as you await advice from the doctor and continue to trust in a loving and gracious God.

    Katy and I can now wait expectantly together for all the news and stories from the conference (and both wish the news were coming on the ticker from CNN so we didn’t have to wait through the weekend!!).

  4. Jennifer S. :-) Says:

    I’m sorry that you couldn’t make it to NY but I know the Lord has His reasons. Please don’t let this discourage you but look to Him in all things.
    Much love and prayers,
    Jen :-)

  5. Lillian Oliveira Says:

    Oh, Katy, I wish I could suffer a night or two for you. I don’t know how you do it or how your family can bear it either, except that I know that the Lord is your refuge and STRENGTH and underneath are the everlasting arms. “He does not willingly bring affliction on the sons (daughters) of men and “In all their affliction, He was (is) afflicted and the angel of His presence saved them.” May His Holy Presence may your room a place of worship and sacrament in your sufferings today. Much love, Aunt Lil